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morning. remember, your next local update is 7:25. "cbs this morning" is next. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning. to our viewers in the west it's wednesday, may 15th, 2013. welcome to cbs this morning. the irs scandal turns into a criminal probe and a new report finds liberal groups were given a green light while conservatives were left in limbo. >> new developments in russia. allegations that another american was spying. and major changes could be coming to the dui laws. the plan that redefines drunk driving. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> at no point did anyone at the irs think it appropriate to set the record straight. there is no single agency that has the power the irs has. they can destroy people. >> the fbi launches a criminal
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investigation in the irs scandal. >> the treasury inspector general's report says ineffective management allowed agents to improperly scrutinize tea party groups. >> president obama calls the findings intolerable and inexcusable. >> why didn't you tell the truth when you were asked directly by congress? >> we'll talk on friday, guys. yet another military officer is accused of sexual assault crimes. >> in fort hood a sergeant first class under investigation for pandering abusive sexual conduct, assault, and maltreatment of subordinates. >> holder can expect tough questions on capitol hill today about the justice department's review of associated press phone records. >> holder admitted it was part of an investigation into what he called a, quote, grave national security leak. >> it put the american people at risk and that is not hyperbole. the navy has launched its first unmanned aircraft from an aircraft carrier. >> the evolution of the drone program. a wildfire is burning in northwest wisconsin. firefighters are trying to
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contain it. >> people's houses are burning down. >> prince harry's visit to the u.s., yesterday he visited a youth baseball game in harlem. >> showing up. the kids all thought you were -- i had to explain. >> officials in belize say a construction company was caught ripping apart a mayan pyramid to make roads. >> the mayans? not the end of the world. >> some republicans are saying due to the current scandals president obama should be impeached. in response obama laughed and said, two words, fellows. president biden. yeah. this morning's eye opener is presented by prudential. welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning. >> wow. the white house is facing a lot of questions on a number of different stories.
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>> we begin with this. the internal revenue service is now under criminal investigation. attorney general eric holder has called in the fbi. holder could be grilled over the scandal today. he is testifying before the house judiciary committee. >> and this morning a "usa today" analysis finds that while the irs was putting a hold on all tea party applications, a similar number of liberal groups were granted nonprofit status. we'll go to capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and our viewers in the west. the headache only grows for the irs. members of congress are going to spend the day poring through the new 50-page report from the treasury department the result of a months long investigation into the inappropriate targeting of tea party groups. the irs commissioner steven miller would not answer questions tuesday after a private meeting with the senate finance chairman. >> why didn't you tell the truth when you were asked directly by congress? >> we'll talk on friday, guys. >> reporter: friday is when miller will testify before the
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house ways and means committee, which oversees the irs. he can expect to get grilled about what treasury department investigators describe as ineffective management. their new report finds that inappropriate criteria were used to single out tea party groups for extra scrutiny. criteria that stayed in place for 18 months delaying some applications for tax-exempt status for up to three years. out of the nearly 300 cases flagged for special review, one in three were groups that included the words "tea party, 9-12 project, or patriots" in their title. the report also showed the irs requested unnecessary information. >> we say stop! >> like the names of donors and political affiliations. >> the fbi is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken. >> reporter: on tuesday the attorney general announced he had opened a criminal investigation into the matter and the white house was pressed on how much it knew. >> there was no knowledge here
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at the white house. >> reporter: the inspector general report backs that up saying the decision to target tea party groups was made by front line managers and that no one outside the agency was consulted. in a new statement the irs admitted it used inappropriate shortcuts. but says the flaws were corrected last year and that there was no intent to hide this issue. ways and means chairman dave camp disagrees. >> i think probably the most troubling aspect is that the acting commissioners, when he knew about this, responded to the committee in writing that they weren't doing it. >> reporter: chairman camp wasn't ready to say whether he thinks that miller or anyone else should be punished or fired. he says he wants a chance to go through this report and to question miller at that hearing on friday. by the way, the irs knew that this report was coming out. that's why they finally came clean on friday. >> that sounds about right. nancy, thank you. attorney general holder is also expected to face pointed questions today about justice department subpoenas.
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the government used them to get phone records from journalists at the associated press. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. the obama administration as you know has been very aggressive in going after leaks of classified information but as far as we know this is the broadest investigation we've seen so far and the associated press now is caught in the government's cross hairs. attorney general holder on tuesday strongly defended the justice department's seizure of ap phone records saying the leak of secret information to ap reporters created a national security threat. >> it put the american people at risk and that is not hyperbole. it put the american people at risk. >> reporter: federal prosecutors say the disclosure of classified information fueled a series of associated press stories in the spring of 2012 about the al qaeda affiliate in yemen. the ap broke details of a disrupted terror plot to bomb a u.s. airline and officials say that reporting compromised counterterrorism operations and
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hindered the collection of intelligence about al qaeda in yemen. >> i have to say this is among if not the most serious it is within the top two or three most serious leaks that i've ever seen. >> reporter: federal prosecutors subpoenaed and seized call records from april and may, 2012, involving more than 20 ap phone lines. investigators say that was the last resort, noting they've also reviewed thousands of documents and conducted more than 550 interviews. in a statement the ap said that explanation was insufficient. rather than talk to us in advance, they seized these phone records in secret, saying that notifying us would compromise their investigation. on capitol hill, members of both parties are criticizing the justice department tactics. even top democrats are sounding the alarm. >> i don't know who did it or why it was done, but it's inexcusable. and there's no way to justify this. >> attorney general holder was one of those interviewed in the leak investigation so he has now recused himself from the overall
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case, but he is certain to face tough questions on all of this at a congressional hearing that starts at 10:00 this morning pacific time. norah, charlie? >> thanks. senior correspondent john miller is here former deputy director of national intelligence. good morning. >> good morning. >> unjournalism. you know the government from inside out. make sense of this for us. i mean, when is national security a legitimate reason to do this and, if so, did the government this time do the right thing? >> all right. so let's take it from the government's perspective first because that's a fairly simple thing. here you have a terrorism case. the ap has a story. the government asked the ap to hold the story for a period of time and they do. then they go with the story. even at the time they go with the story the operation isn't finished. it's not all our operations. the brits were involved. there was an agent there. the agent was out of the danger zone but there were other things, including his debriefing, other targets, people involved in trying to blow aircraft out of the sky with people on it.
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this family hadn't been moved. so from an intelligence standpoint and from an operations standpoint we've got probably our best friend in the world as a partner saying, can we at least get through this without it all being in the newspapers? it was dangerous. it was embarrassing. it was bad. so moving forward from that, in a normal case if i want to know who gave john smith classified information i get all of john smith's phones, e-mails, texts, i dump everything and sort through it until i find somebody that has that information. when it involves the media, the government has to do it backward. they have to look at all their own phones, all their own e-mails, and then get to the media outlet last. >> in fact, there are specific regulations that require subpoenas for reporters' records to be narrowly focused, right, and you have to use, exhaust other remedies. in past cases as you've explained the government goes to the reporter and they say, turn these over. why did they skip that step? >> i don't know, and that is in
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the list, to negotiate with the news organization before they go to a subpoena. now, there is some investigative reason they skipped it. they knew they had to justify it. i don't know what that reason is but i believe the attorney general will be asked about it later today. >> let me ask you this. is there any reason the president would have known about this and authorized these searches of reporters' records? >> i don't think the president would -- i mean, in the normal case the president wouldn't have gotten into the weeds about what subpoenas would be issued and all that but this would be handled on the level of the attorney general. as we learned from bob it was handled on the level of the deputy. but they did, before they went to the ap, they did 500 interviews. they probably put people on polygraphs. they looked at all their phone records, blackberries, and so on. so to get to this place they really had to -- they had to sit down and make a decision. we're crossing the rubicon here. >> thank you. for the second time in as many weeks a member of the military who is supposed to stop sexual assaults is accused of
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sexual misconduct. a sergeant first class at fort hood, texas now under investigation for abusive sexual contact. he had been responsible for handling sexual assault cases at the base. on tuesday, defense secretary chuck hagel ordered retraining and new screening for those who deal with sexual assault prevention. last week officer jeffrey krezinski who led the program for the air force was arrested, accused of groping a woman in a parking lot. for the first time ever, an unmanned drone took off from an aircraft carrier. it could revolutionize warfare. david martin was on the uss george h.w. bush for the maiden flight. >> reporter: responding to commands from a joy stick, the x-47-b moved into launch position. v.i.p.s from industry and the navy lined the rails. the x $47-b was about to attempt what had never been done before. the launch went off without a hitch. the u.s. navy entered a new era.
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rear admiral ted branch commands carrier aircraft in the atlantic. >> it's a marker of a line between naval aviation as we've known it and the future of naval aviation with the launch of the 47-b. >> reporter: as the carrier aboard h.w. bush steamed into the wind off the coast of virginia the x-47-b now flying itself in response to computer commands, made two passes over the ship before returning to its base in maryland. it will attempt its first carrier landing sometime this summer, but the navy is already planning to put a small number of the stealth flight aircraft on each of its carriers starting as early as 2018. that would allow carriers to conduct air operations 24/7 while pilots of manned aircraft sleep. >> we could leave them airborne for a long period of time while the rest of the air wing is not flying, overnight, for example.
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>> reporter: at first the x-47-b will be loaded with cameras to provide round-the-clock surveillance. but it can also hold 4500 pounds of weapons including an armed drone aboard an aircraft carrier would allow the navy to attack heavily defended targets without risking pilots' lives and operate anywhere in the world without the need to build. >> the only one who did not appreciate the launch was the x-47-b itself. just a machine doing what it's told with no idea it was flying off an aircraft carrier. for cbs reporting, this is david martin from aboard the george h.w. bush. and it was one month ago today that two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the boston marathon. the explosions killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. police identified two brothers as suspects, tamerlan tsarnaev, who died in the shootout with police. a lawyer for his widow says she will continue to cooperate with
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authorities. his brother remains in custody and this morning "the boston herald" reports all 13 boston deputy fire chiefs say they have no confidence in the fire chief and accuse him of failing to take control during the emergency. prince harry is wrapping up his week-long tour of the united states. yesterday he brought a badly needed boost to the jersey shore. today he is in greenwich, connecticut. >> reporter: good morning. to our viewers out west. after touring parts of new jersey devastated by superstorm sandy prince harry arrived in new york city where hundreds of adoring fans gathered just to catch a glimpse of him. in between his meetings with politicians and business leaders, the prince still had time for some fun. in true british fashion prince harry arrived in new york on a double decker bus for a reception more fit for a rock star than a royal.
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the prince joined british prime minister david cameron at an event promoting trade with the uk. >> i thank the commissioner of new york for allowing that double decker bus to travel across manhattan because early on i spotted that the double decker bus was actually higher than the traffic light. >> reporter: later the prince attended a community baseball event in a new york city neighborhood of harlem. the prince reportedly told organizers he had never played baseball and received an on-the-spot batting lesson from the group's young members. >> i told him to do -- to take a step, keep the arms up and straight and bend your knees a little and then swing. >> reporter: cheered by onlookers the sports loving prince hit two balls into the outfield. at a fundraiser later that night the prince spoke about his passion for sports. >> i visited the project in harlem this afternoon as you already heard and not many of these young people whose lives
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are being changed through the power of sports, they represent living proof of what can be achieved. it was truly uplifting. >> reporter: earlier in the day the prince was in new jersey touring parts of the state that had been devastated by superstorm sandy more than six months ago. joined by new jersey governor chris christie, the prince viewed destroyed homes, walked on a rebuilt boardwalk, and spoke with emergency responders and local residents. the jersey shore's resilience earned royal praise. >> the american spirit. getting it together and making things right. >> reporter: governor christie by the way is famous for his post sandy uniform of a blue fleece and tweeted this picture showing the governor presenting prince harry with his own royal fleece. later today the prince will wrap up his tour with a polo match here in connecticut. charlie, norah? >> thank you. >> the new, slimmer governor of new jersey. >> apparently lost 40 pounds and
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now prince harry can have that same fleece. we should mention prince harry's visit coincided with the beginning of demolition for a jersey shore icon. the jet star rollercoaster an amusement in seaside heights, yesterday workers began tearing down the remains placing them on a barge. a section of the coaster will be saved and put on the rebuilt pier which will have a new ride called the superstorm. for decades doctors have told patients with high blood pressure to cut down on salt. but a new medical study finds no evidence it does any good. the institute of medicine says most americans should eat a little less salt but researchers say cutting out too much salt can actually hurt patients who have heart failure. this is one of those medical stories people get confused about. like what? i'm supposed to cut salt and then there is a new study that says it doesn't matter. >> like caffeine. you never know. so many reports coming out. >> exactly. everything in moderation, right?
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>> most things in moderation. it is time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the "new york times" looks at one of the apparel companies in the bangladesh factory collapse. it was making clothes for walmart more than 1100 people were killed. yesterday walmart announced it will install new safety measures at the nearly 300 factories it uses in the country but the discount retailer will not sign a safety plan approved by european companies. "usa today" says the deficit is shrinking. a $240 billion deficit is predicted for this fiscal year down $200 million from an estimate in february. it is the smallest number since 2008. we've been running trillion dollar deficits for years. this is interesting. the chicago tribune says the nation's airlines collected nearly $3.5 billion in baggage fees last year. they also made more than $2.5 billion from changes in reservations.
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the industry made a profit solely because of the fees. "the wall street journal" says cardinal sean o'malley will skip this year's graduation ceremony in boston college. he traditionally delivers the blessing. but o'malley will not attend because he objects to another speaker. the prime minister of ireland. he supports legislation in ireland that would permit abort the mother. and the los angeles times says hip hop star dr. dray and music mogel adine will announce today they are donating $70 million to the university of southern california. the money will go toward a new academy. it will help student to all right. we're starting to see that breeze picking up around the bay area. a few clouds floating overhead too today but we are going to see a lot of sunshine. i think the winds will be the big story especially in the afternoon. mount vaca cam looking good. a few high clouds there. we have a weak weather system headed toward the bay area. that will bring with it more clouds by the afternoon.
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pretty breezy atthe coast. frs and 60s there. feshowers, d >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by citi simplicity card. shades of cold war intrigue. an american accused of spying on russia, complete with disguises and cash.
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this morning the americans meet with russian authorities. angelina jolie's mastectomy announcement. a top doctor breaks down what you should know. plus, the push to change the definition of drunk. could you go to jail for driving after just one drink? the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by lactaid. with lactose free milk, can you enjoy the milk you love. e lacta® it's 100% real milk that's easy to digest so you can fully enjoy the dairy you love. lactaid®. for 25 years, easy to digest. easy to love.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated on some bay area headlines now. no major injuries reported at an apartment complex fire. this is in redwood city. it happened this morning, 6 units are in the building that burned on oak side avenue. in sunnyvale an overnight fire did minor damage to the building at lockheed martin. most of the damage was from smoke and water. nobody was in the building when the electrical fire started. members of the san jose city council unanimously rejected a 5% pay raise that was proposed by a citizens commission. councilmembers mentioned paycuts and layoffs for city workers as they all voted no. traffic and weather for your wednesday coming up right after the break. stay right there. ,,,,,,,,
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services has resumed -- service has resumed on both directions of the track on the peninsula after an early- morning fatal accident. it happened between san bruno and south san francisco. caltrain is still saying to expect delays in both directions. and heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza now, just updating you quickly on an accident at the maze, all lanes are open but 24 is jammed heading towards the toll plaza. >> we have a few clouds in our skies this morning but winds probably going to be the big story as we'll see some breezy conditions developing and just see it in the trees there. temperature-wise we have some 40s and 50s. by the afternoon temperatures up in the warmer spots up into the 70s. tomorrow there's a chance of showers, partly cloudy but dry toward the weekend. ,,,,,,,,
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well, j. well o.j. simpson back in a las vegas courtroom this week seeking a new trial after being con vicked of armed robbery and kidnapping. did you see how fat o.j. got? show that picture. look at that. remember when just the gloves didn't fit? now nothing fits. now nothing fits. >> mean. welcome back to cbs this morning. coming up in this half hour brad pitt is talking about angelina jolie's double mastectomy. you'll hear what she told "60 minutes" about the morrisonn po being around for her kids. and we'll talk about having surgery before cancer is found. donald trump goes from the board room to the courtroom. you'll see why the billionaire is defending himself against an 87-year-old woman. that is ahead.
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there is a new twist from russia in the alleged spying case. russia claims this morning another american was kicked out of the country in january. >> that word comes after a diplomat ryan fogle was ordered to leave. russia claims he was involved in a botched espionage operation. we'll go to london this morning. >> reporter: good morning. we called the u.s. embassy in moscow this morning. predictably they had no comment. the russian media is having a field day with what at any rate is an embarrassing incident for the u.s. with that shaggy blonde wig and off kilter baseball cap it's little wonder the main question most people are asking is, seriously? russian intelligence officials insist they caught ryan fogle a u.s. embassy worker red handed trying to recruit a russian spy in a park. the fsb previously the kbg showed off a spy kit that looks more like props from an old cold war thriller and not a very good
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one. two floppy wigs, a couple pairs of sunglasses, bundles of cash, a map, and a compass. what kind of spy carries a letter offering a million dollars for cooperation? the last major spying embarrassment came at the russians' expense when u.s. authorities busted agents living in the u.s. for a decade most notably anna chapman who launched a modeling career after being deported. and the british government was forced to come clean on 2006 accusations that it spied. the recent arrest comes at a time when u.s. and russian agents have been working together in the investigation over the boston bombings. this morning the russian foreign ministry summoned u.s. ambassador michael mccall to discuss that investigation and the spying accusations. like most american officials, he avoided any questions about the arrest. >> this gentleman has been sent home or is in the process of being sent home. we can expect probably a tit for
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tat expulsion from the russian embassy in washington and any installation of that ends up being costly for both sides. in these sorts of situations countries tend to try to limit the damage. >> damage limitation may be the reason why nobody wants to address whether this is a case of real espionage or a setup. the russian president vladimir putin has long said american spies were working to undermine him. today his spokesman called the incident regrettable but threatened no further action. >> it is a strange case isn't it? if it's a bad espionage it is also a bad setup because of the things they use. have a picture. apparently, american spies are using $5 wigs now, compasses and old knee knokia phones. bad american spy or setup by russian government. we'll stay on it, as they say.
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now to the other big story. angelina jolie's partner, brad pitt, says the last few months have been beautifully inspiring. he spoke with "usa today" after jolie revealed she had a pre-emptive double mast he couldmy. pitt says, i'm quite emotional about it, of course. >> jolie's mother died of cancer when she was 56. in 2011 she told correspondent bob simon she wants to be there for her children. here's a look at their conversation from "60 minutes overtime" which you can find online. >> i would love to live a long life. my mother didn't live a long life. i'd like to be there with my kids as they become adults and beyond, you know, drive them from place to place as they go on first auditions for whatever job their trying to get and thing they're trying to do. there's just other things. >> with us now, dr. alisa port, she runs the breast center here
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at mt. sinai hospital. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you find most interesting about this story? >> i think it's most interesting is that a woman of her stature has decided to do this. to be honest with you, happens in my office all the time in privacy but it shows us how far reconstructive options have come. that a woman who clearly makes her living off of her looks and her talent and so forth, is willing to do this kind of thing for life-saving measures knowing she's going to get a very reasonable cosmetic result. >> what are those options? >> the options for brca testing or options for women who have tested positive for brca, actually it's interesting for her, are not so many. there really is very little -- very few options for prevention of breast cancer, so either women decide to have this very, very life-changing surgery in some ways or they opt for surveillance. >> that's interesting you say that because if you have the
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brca-i or brca-ii you say very few options because 90% likelihood they're going to get breast cancer at some point. >> yes. this is a very, very selected group of women. it doesn't apply to the general population. the whole concept of running out to get tested doesn't apply to most women other than those for whom they have a very, very strong haem history of breast or ovarian cancer. of women who test positive for brca mutations, either i or ii, about half or just under half, choose to undergo the surgery. but remember, life is long. and they may not make the decision at the time they learn of the mutations. >> how much do you think you'll see an uptick now?
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is the phone going to be ringing off the hook now or those who have been tested say, now that she's done, it have i more confidence to go through with this? >> i think for the group of women who have tested positive and who are on the fence about what to do and when to do it, it may push them to do that. i think -- >> go ahead. >> no, i think in terms of getting tested, there is no question that when someone reads a story like this, they wonder, how does this apply to me? and the important point is that for most women, it probably doesn't. i do think it's important to raise awareness so that if a woman is living with a strong family history knowing breast and ovarian cancer, then to put this on the radar and say, i should look into this more. >> to my point, aren't the options for reconstruction much better today than they've ever been? >> absolutely. there are a lot of different options for reconstruction. it's done with implants.
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it's done with taking one's own tissue, typically from the abdomen and transferring it up to the breast. plastic surgeons have gotten tremendously sophisticated in terms of lots of options, where to make the incision, to make it less prominent,ha lot of options of saving the nipple, not saving the nipple. these are all individualized on a case by case basis to give her the best result. >> thank you. >> great to see you. donald trump was in court yesterday being sued by an elderly woman. she bought two condos in his scottsdale skyscraper. and on the witness stand, it's all about trump. >> reporter: the billionaire real estate developer expressed confidence as he came to federal court in chicago. >> i think it's going very well. >> reporter: donald trump is accused of a bait and switch scheme involving this
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skyscraper. she says the trump organization tricked her into buying a pair of $1 million condos by promising profit sharing and then reneging on the deal. her lawsuit claims false, misleading, deceptive and/or misrepresentative statements constituted unfair or deceptive practices. trump and his lawyers deny it. >> we view this as -- >> reporter: a spokesman says trump chose to testify in the case so the jury could hear his side. some say it's just another opportunity for the donald to boost his brand. >> his whole business plan is publicity. so, if he testifies in court in chicago against an 87-year-old woman, that gets publicity. and he likes that. >> reporter: trump's extravagant lifestyle, tv show and outspoken manner seem to be serving the same purpose. >> you say cock-eyed things. we don't know if you mean them
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or just being a p rchrovacatuer >> reporter: the prosecutor said the mogul was giving a speech instead of answering questions. >> 9 0% of the time it works for him. the 10% it doesn't work and we look at him like a bafoon but he's laughing all the way to the bank. >> reporter: trump is set to take the stand again today. dean reynolds. chicago is pushing to make drunk driving laws tougher. tomorrow we sit down with . that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning." ♪ going to take a walk with your sister to the moon ♪ ♪
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the national transportation safety board wants to cut down on drunk driving. it's recommending states lower blood alcohol limit by half. that's the law in more than 100 nations but in this country the idea is already hitting roadblocks. >> the ntsb says the new guideline could cut back on 10,000 traffic deaths every year. not everyone is convinced. they say the threshold for drunk driving should be lowered significantly across the country from point 0.08 to 0.05. >> almost 20,000 fatalities with drivers with a bac to 0.07. >> the move to 0.08 came under clinton's administration. but authorities say that's not enough. fatalities still at 30% with nearly 440,000 deaths due
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alcohol-related crashes in the last 30 years. >> studies show if you can bring it down to 0.05 you can significantly reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and accidents on our nation's highways. >> reporter: some believe the new recommendation is badly misguided. >> honestly, i think they are throwing the kitchen sink at the problem. >> reporter: saralongwell does not target the heavy drinkers which cause the vast majority of accidents. >> this would punish moderate and social drinkers and the hospitality industry. if you're an averaged size woman this could mean one drink could put you at the limit in which you could be arrested for dui. >> reporter: to test it out we asked a new york city police officer to administer a breath test to a man and a woman after an hour of drinking. >> i had three drinks.
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good morning. it's been a sis traffic morning. westbound 237 jammed up. an accident blocking two lanes northbound 101 approaching moffett boulevard. the traffic is jammed up beyond the 237 interchange. also coming into petaluma, southbound 101 that accident cleared to the right-hand shoulder. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> wins in the bay area already breezy in spots -- winds in the bay area already breezy in spots more of that this afternoon. flags waving in pleasanton quite a bit. more winds toward the latter part of the day. a few high clouds drifting overhead. temperatures generally in the 50s. by the afternoon, it will be cooler, it will be breezy, especially approaching the coastline, mountain gaps and into the delta. tomorrow clouds are rolling in and there's even a chance we could see some showers, partly cloudy but returning to dry weather on friday. goodnight. thanks, olivia.
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. it is 8:00 a.m. in the west and welcome back to cbs this morning. the ira admits targeting conservative organizations, now the agency itself is the target. department of justice wants to know if crimes were committed. >> larry page says his health is fine but voice is weak. and a role heer coaster engineer is always looking for the next big idea. we'll see if he can make you scream. >> the headache only grows for the irs. members of congress will spend the day poring through the new
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report of inappropriate targeting of tea party groups. >> obama administration has been very aggressive of going after leaks of classified information and the associated press caught in the government's cross hairs. >> they have to negotiate with a news organization before they go through a subpoena. i believe the attorney general will be asked about it later today. >> for the second time in as many weeks, a member of the military who is supposed to stop sexual assaults is accused of sexual misconduct. an unmanned drone took off from an aircraft carrier. >> only one who does not appreciate the significance of the launch is the f 47 itself. >> nobody wants to address whether this is a case of really bad espionage or set up. >> the prince will wrap up miss tour with a charity polo match. >> he's lost 40 pounds. >> top ten you don't want to hear. we didn't have to, but i shaved
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you. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. eric holder answers questions today on capitol hill. he revealed yesterday that the department of justice is now investigating the irs. >> senate leaders from both parties say they want to know why irs agents targeted conservative groups. >> i'm you will cacalling on th to make available completely and without restriction everyone, everyone, who can answer the questions we have as to what's been going on at the irs, who knew about it, and how high it went. >> what the irs did of course is inexcusable. but this is not the first time we've seen this. i believe we need to take action to stop this inappropriate behavior at the internal revenue service. i believed it then.
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i believe it now. >> "usa today" is reporting that the irs does not give the same level of attention to liberal groups. nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: the acting irs commissioner steven himmer was not interested in answer our questions after a private meeting with the senate finance chairman on tuesday. miller will testify on friday before the house ways and means committee which oversees the irs and had been asking questions about this for years and getting stone walled. a new report frinds inappropriae criteria were used to single out tea part i groy groups. one in three cases were groups that included the words tea party, 9-12 on project or pay the yotd patriots in their tit. the irs requested unnecessary information like the names of donors and political affiliation. in a new statement, the irs admits that it used, quote, inappropriate short cuts, but
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that they were not politically motivated and that the problems have been fixed. for cbs this morning, i'm nancy cordes on capitol hill. meanwhile the attorney general is defending officials who investigated reporters from the associated press. holder says they were trying to find the source of a dangerous intel against leak. jay carney had to answer a string of tough questions yesterday about the investigation. >> when did the president find out about the department of justice's subpoenas for the associated press? >> yesterday. let me just be clear. we don't have any independent knowledge of that. he found out about the news reports yesterday on the road. >> obama is being compared to president nixon on this. how does he feel about that? >> again, i don't have a reaction from president obama. i can tell you that people who make those kind of comparisons need to check their history. >> carney also said it will be improper for the president to talk about it because a criminal investigation is still going on. britain's prince harry finishes.
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yesterday he and governor chris christie visited seaside heights, devastated by super storm sandy. today harry is playing polo in gasoli greenwich, connecticut. elaine quijano is in greenwich. >> reporter: good morning. business owners along the jersey shore have worked hard to rebuild their waterfront. and prince harry's visit gave one resort town in particular a much needed morale boost. in the resort town of seaside heights, new jersey, prince harry strolled along the newly rebuilt board walk and highlighted a jersey shore tradition. even helping an 11-year-old girl win a prize. >> he's really cute and he had a very nice personality. >> reporter: mayor bill acres accompanies the prince. he says he's proud of how far his town has come since super storm sandy hit. what is the mood like here today? >> it had the feel of a summer
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day, there was so much excitement in the air. there was electricity in the air. >> reporter: ten miles away, the prince met first responders as star struck residents looked on. minutes after the prince left the saearea, demolition got to k removi removing a roller coaster. >> every summer we came here. so weird to see it's no longer there. >> reporter: but local and state leaders prefer to focus on the shore's future. they welcomed the attention from prince harry's high profile visit. governor chris christie who famously wore a blue fleece in the weeks after sandy joked on twitter that he greeted the prince with a royal fleece. >> a sense of resilience among the people. the governor has been fantastic and you can see how many people have come out. everyone's working together. >> reporter: later today, prince harry will wrap up his tour with a charity polo match here in
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connecticut. >> google ceo has announced he suffers from vocal cord paralysis. speculation about larry page's health started after he missed the stockholder's meeting last year. page says his vocal cords have been giving him trouble for 14 years. the problem got worse in 2012. he says the condition has improved. problems with his voice do not affect his ability to do his job. a blue canvas with a white stripe sold for more than $43 million last night. it's an important piece of modern art sold at a sotheby's auction. it was painted in 1953, part of a series of paintings with a similar design. the buyer's name has not yet been revealed. another painting from the series was sold last year for $22 million. and i just have to say, this is one of those where you say i could do that. >> your daughter grace could do
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that. >> that's right. and this morning we want to answer a question that jimmy fallon asked on late night. >> did you see 60 minutes did a story on bill gates and they included a photo of gates from his childhood. >> he's come a long way from that teenaged prodigy obsessed with writing computer code. >> can we see that again? that's gates on the left, but look at the kid on the right? i want to see 60 mint pie 0 mi0 piece about that kid. he must own a space station or something. >> that is so great. that's your next investigative piece. find that kid. >> seattle, we're coming. that's right. jimmy fallon have no fear. "cbs this morning" has done some original reporting. we tracked that kid down.
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his name is tom, he grew up to be a violinist. and he collects license plates from around the world. they ended up next to each other again guduring a photo shoot at their 25th high school reunion. i think we all have an awkward picture in our past, when you most people don't have jimmy fallon calling it out on tv. >> i bet you tom likes this idea that we found out what he is it. took note of him. >> and that he's accomplished in his own right. but i bet he wishes he could take that picture back. >> so turns out he's not a trillion
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there is a man who loves taking people to new heights and then drops them straight down. not charlie rose. you'll see why he's changing the face of roller coasters. >> i do love roller coasters. >> i do, too. >> i don't. >> i accepts sense an upcoming . plus all that mattered 108 years ago. day one for an entertainment capital. you can guess wheres it is? the answer is next on "cbs this morning". this morning." this is good. >> oh, yeah.
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"all that mattered" 108 years ago today, the city of las vegas is born. lots were sold at auction for as much as $1,750. but the city didn't really start to grow until the 1930s.
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that's when the hoover dam was built and gambling wutz legalized. today sin city is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. it's famed strip brought in more than $6 billion just last year. ♪ viva las vegas >> gayle and i just started singing. do you believe in that saying what happens in vegas stays in vegas, gayle? >> i think it depends on what you're doing in vegas. >> do you believe it ought to be true. >> yes, i do. that i do. >> okay. speaking of things, the author who taught the world that men are from mars and women are from venus thinks men and women are trying too hard to be e equal in the workplace. he's talking to rumsfeld. are we try too hard? we'll ask john gray how that translates in the office. >> wonder what he was talking to rumsfeld about. >> are we try too hard to be equal? gayle, are we trying to be equal
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between men and women? >> what happens is men and women do react, approach things differently, problem-solve differently. when we say we're equal, we can be different but one is not better than the other. one is not superior to the other. that's what people think, who's better at this? who's better at that? we approach things differently. warren buffett said a big future is ahead for america because 50% of our potential has been used. we've been using men. we haven't been using the real potential women bring to the table. part of my book is to help men recognize what women have to offer, because often we look at it as an obstacle. >> fair enough. but how do they approach things differently? >> okay. so women to approach things from, let's be a team, let's cooperate, let's collaborate, let's get everybody involved with it. bring in the diversity. whereas a man tends to focus on, what can i do? let's get it done fast -- >> which sounds like a better
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approach? >> you wrote a great story in the book about a woman will get a compliment about a project and she'll say, norah helped me with this, and charlie will just say, thank you, that's what i did. men like to be collaborative and cooperative. >> and they appreciate each other. >> my theory is that you can say, let's get this done and let's collaborate and let's do it now. >> and you said men sometimes come across as dismiss si and they're not trying to be dismisses ive but we take it personally. >> it's a wake-up call. we men have to understand where women are coming from -- >> translate, please. >> yes, exactly, that translation. >> back to venus and mars? >> here's venus and mars in the workplace. sometimes a man will say something and not realize it's dismissive, a woman will take it personally, get her feelings hurt and build up resentment. he doesn't even know about it. it's the blind spot that sometimes the things we do and
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say are innocent. like stepping on a person's toe, no big deal but if you feel it's intentional, big deal. >> how about women in leadership roles, ceos, which traditionally are men -- like marissa mayer, ceo of yahoo! >> they joined a workforce dominated by male but not against women. they learned how men think and mentored by men and they got to the top. i'm saying this to women all the time. if men are your enemy, you don't get to the top. when men are your friends, when you befriend men, they help you along the way. that's how men get to the top. they're helped along the way. >> how do we all just get along, john, men and women, boys, girls? >> like her, she learned the way men think and didn't take offense to it. as men we become better marketers, greater cooperation and it's proven.
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grassfire on the shoulder approaching zanker road and it's really jammed up there leaving milpitas towards sunnyvale. quick look at the bay bridge where, hey, we have seen an improvement in the last half hour here. this is our bright spot where it's only backed up to the middle of the parking lot. that's traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> i think we'll see many bright spots today but the winds will be blowing around the bay area today. already seeing the breeze this morning and more of that as we head in toward the afternoon. looking from our mount vaca cam, we have high clouds drifting overhead. the temperatures working out very nice down below, 50s right now. but by the afternoon, it will be cooler and breezy at times especially near the coastline and just inside the bay and through some of the mountain gaps and the delta. 70s well inland, a lot of 50s and 60s at the coastline and windy conditions there. 60s and 70s inside the bay. tomorrow there is a chance we could see some showers. partly cloudy on friday, warmer though over the weekend. ,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the ladies of "the talk," they are here in the green room, live and in color. they're joining us at the table in just a sec. they're nominated for five daytime emmys. we'll talk about angelina jolie and some men looking for a second chance in politics after getting in trouble on the home face. the man who created some of america's scariest roller coasters. we'll see what he's working on now and whether or not he'll invite charlie and i on board. >> we plan to do it. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says the house plans to take another vote
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on repealing president obama's health care law. the vote is likely to take place tomorrow. it will be the 37th time the republican-controlled house is voting to overturn the affordable health care act. britain's "telegraph" says women's immune systems hold the secret to longer life. on average, women live to be six years older. and "usa today" says burger king is rolling out the new bk rib sandwich. it's boneless like mcdonald's classic mcrib. burger king's sandwich has tanningy sauce, butter and pickles and debuts next week. they say, it will only be around for a little while. as we've been telling you, the obama administration this morning is facing three major controversies. former defense secretary donald rumsfeld served four republican presidents. he did so in times of war, scandal and judgment calls. his new book is called
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"recommen rumsfeld's rules." welcome. >> thank you very much. >> we want to get to some of the issues facing this administration but i want to ask you about your book. you wrote this -- you've had these around for years. in fact, president ford had you hand them out to everybody in the ford white house, right? >> he did, indeed. >> these are life lessons. where did you collect them from? >> they're not all rumsfeld's. they're from very wise people. >> in the beginning of your book, because many people have read your rules before. this is from your father. you wrote your father during world war ii and you said you were going to quit the boy scouts to play sports. your father wrote back, do you remember it? >> he said, that's terrific, don, go ahead and quit the boy scouts. he said, next month you can quit something else, then -- pretty soon you'll be a good quitter. i wrote that down. >> and that became a lifetime of
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collecting quotes. >> right. my mother was a school teacher so she started me off -- i still carry a three by five card -- >> to write something down -- >> if someone says something memorable, you'll see me write it down. >> you also say bad news does not get better with time. if you mess up, fess up. i like that one. >> absolutely. >> why is that important? >> it's important because people can procrastinate. they can see something that's a problem. and think, well, maybe it will go away or maybe it will get better with time. that's particularly true of personnel mistakes. they don't get better with time either. >> one that really fascinated me about you, donald rumsfeld, you said criticism can be good for you. when is criticism -- you said it is not always bad. it can be a good thing. when has criticism been good for you? >> well, you know, i've never had a shortage of it. and it is helpful because it is how other people perceive what
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you're doing. the other side of the coin is, dogs don't bark at parked cards. if you do something, somebody may not like it. if you don't like that fact, then you better not do anything. >> a couple of questions. one, why didn't you go to president bush's dedication of the library? >> i went to a wedding in florida of a third generation high school classmate's granddaughter that's been very close. >> because everybody else was there. >> it was a terrific party. cheney told me it was a great party. >> in no way a rebuck of the president. >> no. you have been in washington many, many years. what does it feel like to you, because the president is getting a lot of criticism, to debunk the notion that somehow the press doesn't criticize democrats, but the atmosphere, what does it feel? >> they're in crisis mode, there's no question about that. and they're still in a mode --
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if you're a navy pilot and you're lost, the first thing you know is, you climb, get some altitude, take a deep breath, conserve and then confess. and they aren't -- to climb, conserve and confess. and they aren't doing it yet. they're still trying to lay off blame. the only thing the president has really taken responsibility for is s.e.a.l. team six -- >> oh, that's not true. >> pretty close. pretty close, charlie. >> okay. let's take a look at this picture before i go. you'll see something i want you to -- look at that. that's a young -- younger norah o'donnell traveling with you to afghanistan. do you remember that? >> she was a terrific member of the pentagon press corps. >> did i grill you on the plane enough? >> yes, plenty. >> that was a long time ago. ten years ago going to afghanistan. one of your rules is, it's easier to get into something than it is to get out of. ten years ago later we're still in afghanistan. >> i know.
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i worry about it, to be honest. i'm not there and i'm out of date, but when i was in office we had something like 23,000 people in afghanistan. president obama has at the peak 100,000. and you worry about what the role is and what we're trying to do. because i just don't believe our country is capable of building other nations. they have different cultures, different histories, different neighbors, different problems -- >> is that what we learned in iraq? >> well, i think we've learned it both places. yeah, i think once you get mission creep and go from attempting to change your regime and get the taliban out to staying and building a new nation, you make a mistake. >> we have to end it there, secretary. great to have you here. we have the ladies of "the talk" coming up. we saw you in there chatting with them. >> they're terrific. they really are. >> may i mention your book one more time?
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"rumsfeld's rules" are on sale now. the co-hosts of "the talk" are here and ready to take over studio 57. you never know what will come out of their marissa jaret win occur.
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marissa jaret winokur. in the clouds ♪ ♪ she made a fool out of you ♪ >> cbs's multi-emmy nominated daytime hit "the talk "is shooting in new york city this weekend. as they say, let's start talking. julie chen, sara gilbert, sheryl underwood and aisha tyler. welcome back to studio 57. congratulations, five emmys. is new york so much more exciting than l.a.? go ahead, tell us yes. go ahead. >> it's definitely a lot more exciting but i find my heart is, boom, boom, boom --
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>> julie, you're coming home. >> yes. >> we want to talk about the news, yesterday angelina jolie, and sharon, i know exactly how that feels because you did a preemptive strike yourself. what goes into a decision like that? was it a hard decision to make? >> it wasn't because i didn't want to take the pressure of every time i would feel a pain or -- >> wondering. >> -- anything, it would be, this is it, this is it. and when you have the gene, you have to have mammograms more often. so it's like, no, i can't take it. >> this is the thing i want to get. if i was 20-something and i got this diagnosis, i think i might take my chances. when you get older you think, they're not all that important, it's okay to let them go. >> they don't look as good. >> well, that depends, sara. >> mine are fabulous.
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mine aren't even teenagers yet. >> do you think age matters in a decision like this? >> it does. it really, really does. at my age when i had it done, it's like, really? just do it. come on, just get it over and done with. but with somebody like angelina who is -- i mean, she is just a vision. she is magnificent. she's a magnificent woman. and i'm sure that, you know, she went through so much to make that decision. but the right decision. >> what came up for us when we were talking about it, the mother was probably a big trigger. i think i would do it, even though i don't have kids, losing family members to cancer would be hard but if you have children, it makes it an easier decision. >> when you're young, you're having fun, want to look good, invested in being sexy and whatever, but as you get older life becomes so precious. it's like a no-brainer.
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>> let's turn to barbara walters retiring this week. announcing she's going to retire next year. 50 years in tv and also one of the leaders in daytime tv, just like you guys. what do you think about that? >> well, she paved the way for all of us. this woman, we all bow down to. >> that's true. the table. >> every female broadcaster. >> she was such a role model. and she's not going away, though. that's the one good thing. she's still going to be active in this industry, but just not in front of the camera. >> that's very true, guys, but wasn't there a little teeny part of you, sheryl, doing the happy dance because it opens up -- it really does, it opens up more for "the talk," i think. listen -- >> we all did the happy dance because it shows me when you get to that age you can still retire, go party, have a good
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time. so, barbara, call me, i go to the club with you. >> look at that ring. you look like you're going clubbing this morning. >> you know, charlie, you know. >> charlie gave you that? >> yeah. >> your engagement ring. >> yes. >> charlie, go big or go home. >> there you go. >> you know what, nobody -- there is nobody that you could name that has the experience that barbara had. >> you're right. >> i think she should not retire. there were these rumors. i'm like, how could she do that? she could keep doing the job. she's not in the field. her opinions -- like you said, she's a singular person, her invaluable experience gives her the perspective no one else has. >> could i do a speed round with you? you do one, i'll do one. your third season. who is most likely to be late?
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>> sharon. >> who is most likely -- >> okay. >> who is most likely to give good advice? >> julie. >> most likely to say something embarrassing? >> sharon. >> you know what, i'm going to say sheryl. >> no, sharon. sharon does not care. >> most likely to be neurotic? >> aisha. >> oh, really? >> well -- >> you look so sweet. >> thank you. i am so -- i'm ocd, i'm hand washy, obsessive -- >> she's a professional pen organizer. >> sara pushes it over. >> least likely to pay attention? >> sharon. >> tie. tie. >> tie. >> well, we're excited to come on your show today. thank you. >> yea. we're excited to have you. >> it will be great. >> you're as excited as we are. >> we'll turn the tables.
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>> how about her animal print today? >> and your haircut. >> yes, it's the summer do. >> it's beautiful. >> we'll see you guys in a couple hours. thank you. thank you for getting up early. >> thank you. >> you can watch "the talk" weekday afternoons at 2:00 eastern/1 central and pacific right here on cbs. did we mention, they'll be in new york all week long. how who are you most excited to talk to in new york? >> you. >> lucy liu. >> how about old fashioned -- >> asian represents. >> he's called the engineer of fear, the godfather of gravity and this is his office. we're hanging out with america's top roller coaster architect. that story coming up on "cbs this morning." ,,
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(horn blowing) coming! mom, come on.
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mom! because we know that this is the season that inspires. (sigh) from dressers to duvets, it's time to refresh with ikea. ya! >> we're on a ride new san antonio, texas. this morning, the view from aboard a brand new roller coaster opening memorial day weekend. why it means a trip back in time. >> reporter: for most people, riding a roller coaster doesn't involve a lot of thought. just a tight grip, nerves of
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steel and a lot of screams. but these massive structures don't build themselves. they're often born far from amusement parks. deep in the imaginations of engineers, like larry chicola. as chief engineer for six flags empire, he juggled the law of physics, mathematical and performance to produce something unscientific. >> my job is to make people happy and scream while they're having fun. >> reporter: he's now regarded as a bit of a rock star in t roller coasters for his knack to coming up to something new, which goes back to something very old. >> the history of roller coasters is ramped up in wooden roller coasters. everybody knows the look, it's very iconic. saving that, that's a great part of the ride. we're 170 feet in the air. >> reporter: now we're going to
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drop? >> drop down 79 degrees. >> reporter: larry and his team did just that at six flags in tewhupdated tl-wood texas giant it into the world's first hybrid coaster. >> it takes the old structure, which is still in good shape, put a new track on it. the steel i-box track on the ride lets us put in elements that are more exciting, steeper drops, over bank turns. >> reporter: where exactly are we going? >> we're going up to the top of the rattler. >> reporter: now he intends to outdo himself. taking the hybrid technology he perfected on the giant and applying it to the 180-foot tall iron rattler at six flags f fiesta. >> we can do things that we definitely cannot do with wood.
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>> reporter: like a zero g barrel roll, making this the first coaster to turn people completely upside down. to make it he uses calculators and drafting tools. he also straps on climbing gear and harnesses. no fear of heights? >> i have a healthy respect of heights. >> reporter: he insists on personally inspecting all of his new rides. >> 180 feet down there. >> reporter: and sometimes there's only one way to do that. >> roped! >> reporter: to guarantee the ride's safety, its creator takes a few risks. >> okay. i'm over. >> reporter: now it's my turn? >> now it's your turn. >> reporter: oh. all right, well -- >> now, slowly lean back. let go with that hand up there. >> reporter: now that the hard part is over, it's time to go to work. >> part of the construction process is doing some inspections. so, we're going to drop down in a tough to get to part of the
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ride and take a look at some of the older wood, a little bit of the new construction, and make sure everything looks good. so, we're checking to make sure all the bolts are in place. we're looking to see if anything has been tightened, if there's anything out of position. i love this because i get to do things like this. i get to build big things. that was one thing i really wanted to do. i wanted to build something that had a scale, you know, a really large scale. and people love it. and they scream. >> reporter: do you feel kind of like a kid sometimes? >> that is one of the great parts of the job is i get to be a kid. kids love what i do, too. >> reporter: who says mathematicians don't have any fun? for "cbs this morning," san antonio. >> looks like fun to me, don't you think? >> not to me. i'll cheer you on. i think manuel just gave his mom a heart attack. your son is fine. both of you guys want to do that? not me. >> yes. >> back to our earlier conversation about all things
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moderate. >> i correct myself. not everything in moderation. there are some,,
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headlines... no major injuries reported n apartment complex fire in good morning. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. no major injuries reported at an apartment complex fire in redwood city this morning. 6 units are in the building that burned on oak side avenue. >> members of the san jose city council unanimously rejected a 5% pay raise that was proposed by a citizens commission. councilmembers mentioned paycuts and layoffs for city workers as they voted no. san jose police are investigating the death of a young girl who was struck by a car on the city's south side. aileen quiroz was hit yesterday on bluefield drive. her aunt and younger sister were struck and are being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. police say the driver is
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cooperating and has not been charged. now here's lawrence with the forecast. >> going to see the winds kicking up around the bay area, a little hazy outside in spots right now. we have a few clouds but we'll see a lot of sunshine toward the afternoon. more sunshine today but the winds will be kicking up. high pressure giving way now to the weak system at the coastline. more clouds from the system later on today. highs cooler in the 60s and 70s around the bay, 50s and 60s and breezy at the coast. 70s in the valleys. the next couple of days, there is a chance we could see some showers tomorrow. then partly cloudy but dry on friday. a return to dry and warmer weather over the weekend. we'll check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next. ,,,,,,
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good morning. it's a rough commute in a lot of spots. look at the bumper-to-bumper northbound 101 approaching fair oaks in sunnyvale. the accident is cleared but the delays, speeds below 25 miles per hour, beyond the 280 interchange and it's also impacting the westbound 237 ride pretty much bumper-to- bumper again from one side of milpitas all the way towards sunnyvale and just another note, that southbound 880 ride is kind of a mess still from union city all the way down into san jose. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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open curtain number one. you won a car! you've got $20,000! you've got the big deal of the day! it is fabulous! jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hello there, america. welcome to "let's make a deal." i'm your host, wayne brady. you know what we do. we make deals. if you don't know what we do, we make deals, like this. three people, let's go. eric, the chef. stand right down there for me. stand right there for me. the graduate, go down on the floor for me. last but not least, sara. everybody else have a seat for me.